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Alimentarium Food Museum

Quai Perdonnet - CP 13, Vevey 1800 , Switzerland
41 21 924 41 11
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Vevey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: The Nestlé company's tribute to food, including its production, preservation and consumption.
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Austin, Texas
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120 reviews 120 reviews
21 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you know anything at all about food, you will learn absolutely nothing at this museum. It is really just an advertisement for Nestlé (which is headquartered nearby). And not even a very good advertisement (Nestlé really should be ashamed - this is not a positive promotion of their brand). We love food and love to cook. And love Vevey... More

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We have visited this museum several times. Our children when younger enjoyed the interactive exhibits. These days we enjoy the various displays and the exhibitions which change every few months but we also have a go on some of the interactive exhibits ourselves. The museum has its own restaurant and as one enters through the kitchen garden one can see... More

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Los Angeles, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
75 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Unless you're working on your thesis on food, you might find this a little dull. We took the audio guide, but stopped listening to it after 15 minutes. It had some interesting information, but it was too boring to have to listen to all of it to glean the interesting info. I enjoyed looking at the cooking utensils and pots/pans... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I got the feeling that Food is just an excuse to advertise Nestlé company. It was raining and we where with a couple of friends with a son who's 1 year old. As it was lunch time for the baby, we went to the restaurant (self service) of the museum to get 4 drinks and sit on a table to... More

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Newnan, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

There is lots to do. The exhibits are interactive and educational. Four floors of food history and food processing and nutritional education. The gardens outside are amazing. They had artichokes that had gone to bloom.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

I was amazed by the size of it It was huge and shiny very amazing I loved the small chairs installed between the rocks it gave me an opportunity to take good photos of me and my family

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Prague
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Very nice museum with many interesting thing, pictures, information and interactive games and tests. Good for adult as well as for children. For example machine gives you some pill and you have to recognise right taste. We spend there over two hours.

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Vevey, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

There's a changing temporary exhibition and also permanent exhibition, all based on food: history, nutrition, trade, etc. Many aspects of the museum are geared towards children with interactive points and workshops. Many school come her. True, it is run by the local food industry company in an attempt to be cultural and social.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The Alimentarium is a museum about all aspects of food as consumption. Simple but convincing exhibits about packaging, changing consumption patterns, food production. One hour workshops in a fully equipped kitchen under the guidance of a real chef. Children until 12 are welcome in the Junior space; starting at 9 kids can participate in adult workshops. Museum entry for free... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A giant stainless steel fork is stuck in the lake. Just behind is the Museum. If you have the Swiss Rail Pass, there's no entrance fee and it's worth a quick look. We had lunch outside on the picnic tables and just sit by the lake and enjoyed the view of the fork with the Swiss alps behind it.

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